We all have been noticing that celebrities and well-known tech companies are a great target for hack attacks.
Pippa Middleton and Yahoo are the latest victims of hack attacks as we can see in the last week news. See about Pippa Middleton here, and Yahoo here. Unfortunately, cases like these are happening even more nowadays. What can you do?
We’ll share with a guide to help you about how to be protected from hacks/ cyber crime.
Regularly changing passwords, using two-factor authentication, and making sure that you don’t use the same password across different accounts.
Start with the most vulnerable accounts – internet banking, your email, and so on – and work out. Make sure that they’re all different.
USE A PASSWORD MANAGER
Another thing that’s worth doing is using a password manager. It can be a bit of a bother since it’s more complicated to log in and requires you to use special software – but it’s far more secure.
Password managers can generate random passwords for each account, meaning that not only will no passwords be shared, they’ll also individually be far more secure. Popular ones include 1Password, Dashlane and LastPass.
WATCH FOR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
It’s worth watching for any suspicious activity in any of your accounts, that includes your email and your bank accounts, as well as anything else. Be cautious of any unsolicited communications that ask for your personal information or refer you to a web page asking for personal information. Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails.
TALK WITH US
If you’re a company based in London or abroad, we can definitely help you and your employees to be protected against cyber attacks. Ask for a FREE IT review to check how well protected is your IT infrastructure. Get in touch.